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ethelthefrog wrote:It took me about two hours to make the fly in my box-pleat green/brown skirt. After I'd done it, I realised that I'd done it in mirror image. Oops. It's the only thing that annoys me about that skirt, actually: it's got a fly that opens to the left (the "woman" side). It's not a problem because it's on the woman-side, though. It's a problem because I've been using flies that open to the right for 30-odd years that annoys me.
Shutting up now...
Anyway, don't get intimidated by all the fiddly bits. You know when you need to iron, and machine-sewing is easy. Just get to it and enjoy yourself. And be prepared to make mistakes. It's a journey and, as a hobby, skirt-making is hugely rewarding. You get to wear some great skirts and wear them with the pride of a job well done. Also, people are somewhat in awe when they ask "where did you get that?" and you reply "I made it myself."
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